Laughlin’s function on a cylinder: plasma analogy and repre- sentation as a quantum polymer


We investigate Laughlin’s fractional quantum Hall effect wave function in the cylinder geometry of Laughlin’s integer quantum Hall effect argument, at filling factor 1/3. We show that the plasma analogy leads to a periodic density, and that the wave function admits a representation as a “quantum polymer”, reminiscent of the quantum dimer model by Rokhsar… (More)


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